Suit Claims Companies' Web Sites Infringe Patent

Law360, New York (April 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Texas software company has filed suit against numerous travel, financial and retail companies, claiming that technology used on their Web sites infringes one of its patents.

DataTern Inc. filed the suit Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, naming a slew of companies as diverse as, Bank of America Corp. and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. as defendants.

The suit claims that sales Web sites operated by most of the defendants employ techniques to organize information that infringe DataTern's...
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